Ultra-Heavy Duty Support for Larger Speakers
Larger speakers need heavy-duty support, which the Pangea Audio DS300 stand provides, thanks to its ultra-rigid steel construction and audiophile design. Although it's packed with sound enhancing features that you usually only find on premium-priced stands, the DS300 is amazingly affordable.
The Story Behind These Remarkable Stands
Pangea Audio gave us the story behind their remarkable new DS300 and LS200 speaker stands. It's so good we thought we ought to share it.
"With the growing popularity of soundbars and on-wall speakers, the market for speaker stands has dramatically declined. Searching many Asian electronics shows, we found it difficult to find a manufacturer building steel stands. Wood, yes. Steel, no. We wanted steel. All the usual factories were now producing LCD mounts or LCD stands.
"Makings steel speaker stands, it seemed, was becoming a lost art.
"Finally, in the last show we visited late last year, in a separate room away from the main displays, in a poorly lit corner we discovered a small booth offering steel audio racks and speaker stands. Their signs were in Chinese. No one in the booth spoke English. We smiled and pointed at what we liked. They nodded and smiled back.
"Then our translator arrived. Yes, we build steel speaker stands said the woman who owned the factory. In fact, they had made them for British brands like Target Audio and Standesign. They seemed to know what they were doing. Their stands had all the features we like. Steel construction. Spiked feet. Baked-on scratch resistant powder coat finish.
"We ordered samples. They were just what we wanted. Tolerances were tight so it would be easy to fill the tubes with sand or steel shot. We haggled a bit over packaging. We needed these heavy stands to survive the UPS and FedEx-man. [Sorry UPS & FedEx guys!] Finally we placed our order and here they are!"
Strong Four-Pillar Design
The DS300's four-pillar support provides the exceptional rigidity and stability which allow your speakers to perform at their best. The supports are all sand-fillable or lead shot-fillable, which lets you add mass to your DS300 for greater mass loading and resonance control.* Top plate speaker pads add extra isolation, while adjustable-level carpet-piercing spiked feet make set up simple, as does the easy assembly.
The top plate size is 7.5" by 7.5" and the base plate is 10" by 12".
The DS300 has a scratch-resistant baked-on textured black finish that looks great – and lasts and lasts. Choose the height that best suits your speakers, room layout, and listening preferences: 24" or 28".
*Note: To fill with sand, first pour in one inch of kitty litter to seal the bottom. Then fill the rest of the tube with sand.
|Product Reviews Click here to review this item|
|Awesome value and very sturdy|
I bought these for my Aerial model 5 speakers. Aerial wanted $700 for their steel stands. Thats not going to happen I told them. These are a very good substitute for less then $200
|- Edmond Padden, MI|
|Solid stand for heavy speakers|
This stand is a much higher quality than I expected for the price. A great value! Reviewer Andrew F is right though, if youre going to add anything -- kitty litter, shot, &c. -- to the uprights, youll need to seal the bottom of the uprights around the inner perimeter. I used hot glue and that did the trick. Super fast shipping from AA, too!
|- MICHAEL K, VA|
|They sound cleaner, more detailed|
This is a heavy-duty stand as advertised! Just what I needed for my 70-pound speakers. They sound cleaner, more detailed, and a lot like I upgraded to a more expensive pair of speakers. Highly recommended!
|- RJ, WI|
|Great for the money|
These stands look great and are every bit as good as other more expensive stands on the market, but if you want to fill them you will have to seal off the bottom of the uprights first. I used electoral tape on the bottom of the uprights before attaching them to the base plate. I filled the stands with kitty litter and the speaker has slightly tighter bass and more focused sound than without. The pieces and screws fit together well. It would have been nice if a seal for the bottom was included.
|- Andrew F, NY|